science -chap 2

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science -chap 2
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  1. True or False
    The MOON ROTATES and REVOLVES at the same time.
    TRUE
  2. What are the changing shapes of the moon that can be seen from Earth called?
    PHASES
  3. TIDES are caused by _________ of the ________.
    Tides are caused by GRAVITY of the MOON.
  4. What is the device that tells time by tracking shadows that the sun makes?
    SUNDIAL
  5. WHO developed our calendar that is based on the phases of the SUN that they observed long ago?
    NATIVE AMERICANS
  6. The motion of the EARTH as it TRAVELS AROUND the SUN is called __________.
    REVOLUTION
  7. What are CONSTELLATIONS?
    • *night time star patterns
    • *the patterns change each season
    • *LEO, ORION, PEGASUS
  8. What is a large body that circles a star and does NOT GIVE OFF LIGHT?
    a PLANET
  9. The spinning motion of the Earth on it's axis is called ___________.
    ROTATION
  10. What is the make believe line that runs through the Earth's North Pole and South Pole?
    AXIS
  11. What is another name for the NORTH STAR?
    POLARIS
  12. TRUE OR FALSE

    As Earth turns all the northern stars seem to spin around POLARIS.
    TRUE
  13. What does it look like on the side of the Earth that FACES the sun?
    DAYTIME
  14. What makes up the SOLAR SYSTEM?
    THE SUN AND ALL THE PLANETS THAT ORBIT IT.
  15. What did EARTH SOCIETIES believe?
    They thought the sun and stars revolved around the Earth!!!
  16. What kind of MOON is when the side faces the EARTH and receives NO LIGHT and can't be seen in the sky.
    NEW MOON
  17. What is it called when half of the MOON is visible?
    QUARTER MOON
  18. What do you call it when you can see the WHOLE MOON in the sky?
    FULL MOON

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